This post is not intended to endorse the vendor, AllJoyn. But their efforts to standardize and integrate IOT functionality is worth discussing, as is the larger idea of integration and common connectivity and intelligence among devices, especially those in the home.
“Ever wondered why your phone and laptop, which both speak Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can’t prompt you to do a host of useful things when they are near each other — transfer a file, for example, or show a photo without a host of prior setup? Or why a smoke alarm must rely on its own speakers instead of sending audio to any speaker around the home like a giant open Sonos system?
That’s the goal of AllJoyn, one of the many efforts being focused on the Internet of Things to allow virtually every device to talk to each other, including many that have no connectivity or intelligence today such as doorbells, furniture, clothing and bedding. AllJoyn can work across multiple protocols, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even wired Ethernet.”
Thanks to Digital Trends